Elizabeth Proctor The Crucible Analysis

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To convict Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft would be like giving up our independance to the British simply because they said so, it wouldn’t quite make sense would it? Convicting Mrs. Proctor, with only accusations to go by, doesn’t make sense either. A real human being cannot possibly be willing to convict her when there is glaring evidence that supports her innocence. The accusation made by Abigail Williams that it was “Elizabeth’s familiar spirit” is just that, an accusation, it has no truth behind it. Abigail claims that it was Elizabeth who pushed the needle into her stomach and Cheever thinks that the poppet found in the Proctor home is proof of that; however, it was not Mrs. Proctor who made the poppet, it was Mary Warren. That night…show more content…
It’s obvious what has happened here, Abigail saw what Mary was making and conjured up a scheme to get Mrs. Proctor convicted of witchcraft. She knew that Mary would take that home and that if Mr. Cheever searched the Proctor's house hold he would find it there. It all adds up except for one flagrant question, why? What reason could there possibly be for Ms. Williams to have this sort of hatred towards Elizabeth? Could it be that she’s spiteful of Mrs. Proctor for dismissing her from her servitude? Or is it because she was in love with John and saw Elizabeth as nothing more than an obstacle in her way? What this jury doesn’t know is that John Proctor swears that he committed lechery on his wife with Ms. Abigail Williams. Abigail never denied this indictment, instead she said, “ If i must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again!”. She refused to respond to the allegation, if she were innocent of the wrongdoing would she not want to reveal it? Judge Danforth brought out Elizabeth to confirm John’s story because John said that she had never lied in her life and never…show more content…
Would a woman not want to protect her husband from hanging? She knew not of John’s confession and therefore thought that if she told the court what had actually happened he would be sentenced to hang. What good would he do dead? The two of them have two kids together, the boys deserve and need a father, Elizabeth would not be able to raise them on her own and take care of their land at the same time. So she told a very reasonable lie to protect her husband who she had vowed loyalty to, and to help her kid’s lives.If John had not engaged in romantic events with Abigail why would he ruin his good name? What good would he be doing to himself or his family? There is absolutely no reason for him to indict himself of this crime if it did not happen, so again I propose to you that Abby planned this whole thing out of spite. She framed Mrs. Proctor in hope that she would hang and be out of John’s life, making it even easier for Abby to continue her relationship with John, someone she is very obviously infatuated with. So I leave you with this, we’ve executed seventeen people already, is it not time to stop the madness? Do what God has called upon us to do, see past the words of the unrighteous and stand up for the
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